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Recipe: Lemon Basil Martini

This Lemon Basil Martini is so refreshing on a hot summers day!

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins
Martini
 2 tablespoons basil simple syrup
 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
 1 ounce St. Germaine
 2 ounces Le Citron Vodka
 top with tonic water
 fresh chopped basil in the glass
Basil Simple Syrup
 1 cup granulated sugar
 1 cup water
 6 chopped basil leaves
Basil Simple Syrup:
1

Bring sugar, water & basil to a boil. Stir so the sugar dissolves. Discard basil & chill syrup in a jar in the fridge until ready to use. This syrup stays fresh for up to a week.

Martini
2

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the basil syrup, lemon juice, St. Germaine & vodka. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with sliced basil & tonic water.

Ingredients

Martini
 2 tablespoons basil simple syrup
 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
 1 ounce St. Germaine
 2 ounces Le Citron Vodka
 top with tonic water
 fresh chopped basil in the glass
Basil Simple Syrup
 1 cup granulated sugar
 1 cup water
 6 chopped basil leaves

Directions

Basil Simple Syrup:
1

Bring sugar, water & basil to a boil. Stir so the sugar dissolves. Discard basil & chill syrup in a jar in the fridge until ready to use. This syrup stays fresh for up to a week.

Martini
2

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the basil syrup, lemon juice, St. Germaine & vodka. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with sliced basil & tonic water.

Recipe: Lemon Basil Martini

~ Marla Meridith

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